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Old 07-08-2016, 07:06 AM
 
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Last year I read an article where one of his supporters said Trump was running to prove a point.
Point? Maybe having no political experience, able to succeed with little fund raising, etc.

But that was before he methodically defeated the others running.
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Who would be president:
If Trump quit just after he wins the election?
He wins but quits just before inauguration?
He quits just before he is going to lose the electoral college voting?
Another scenario could be after the convention.
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Old 07-08-2016, 08:13 AM
 
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I'd imagine a Trump Presidency would be run like his business.

He's the front piece, the brand, but he doesn't do any of the actual work. Afterall that's what the Cabinet and Advisors are for. Hillary will be exactly the same, minus the crazy quid pro quo we get to endure, paid for by you and I.
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Old 07-08-2016, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I'd imagine a Trump Presidency would be run like his business.
Hopefully much better than his businesses.

Trump: New Jersey Generals Defunct USFL
Trump Airlines
Trump Vodka
Trump U
Trump Steaks
Trump: The Game
Trump Casinos
Trump Condo Failures
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Old 07-08-2016, 11:25 AM
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Just think how much better off we would be if the last two presidents did this.
Dick Cheney was the president, essentially. And Biden would likely have governed the same way Obama has.

So, nothing would be different, except maybe there'd be fewer loudmouthed racists that came out of the woodwork when Obama got elected.
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Old 07-08-2016, 12:02 PM
 
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Since when is that a prerequisite for being on the Supreme Court? The justices rarely speak to each other. They work separately and submit their opinions in writing. Also it is easier to get along with 8 people than 99.
I read an article about Scalia once -- and it mentioned that they try to get Justices who get along. (He recommended Kagan at one point.)

Cruz is hard to get along with so I don't think they would nominate him.
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Old 07-08-2016, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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I think that Trump simply wants the trophy on his wall. I'm not so sure that he is really going to be interested in governing.
Typical of him. A show horse, not a work horse.
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Old 07-08-2016, 05:43 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Thinking that none of the domestic or international issues will be addressed in the short term if Trump wins. He's thin skinned and irrationally angry at anyone who criticizes or disagrees with him. There will be vendettas against his naysayers that will make Nixon look like a saint.
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Old 07-08-2016, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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Hopefully much better than his businesses.

Trump: New Jersey Generals Defunct USFL
Trump Airlines
Trump Vodka
Trump U
Trump Steaks
Trump: The Game
Trump Casinos
Trump Condo Failures
But this is just small potatoes compared to his successes. Anyone that has successes has losses. Those that just sit and do nothing never fail but also never succeed.

Here you go: http://www.investopedia.com/universi...cess-story.asp and also: http://www.biography.com/people/donald-trump-9511238

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Thinking that none of the domestic or international issues will be addressed in the short term if Trump wins. He's thin skinned and irrationally angry at anyone who criticizes or disagrees with him. There will be vendettas against his naysayers that will make Nixon look like a saint.
Not at all. He'll do fine. One of the problems I see with the anti-Trumps is that they have no business sense, not a clue what it takes to succeed in business, and that ignorance leads them to made erroneous statements about Trump. He'll do fine. Bet he'll know how to tell if a document is classified too!
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Old 07-09-2016, 03:36 PM
 
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Some posters on the forum think Cruz should be a SC appointment. I think? Cruz has argued 2 cases in front of the court. I do not think that Cruz will run with Trump but if offered he would take that seat on the court.
I'd love to see that senate confirmation hearing......i'm not sure he could get a majority of Republicans to vote to confirm him.
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Old 07-10-2016, 01:12 AM
 
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This scenario has never occurred in the history of our country with any serious candidate for president, but it doesn't surprise me that Trump has left this question mark up in the air. It's unfair and wrong, because he's basically teasing half the voting public and holding them hostage with suspense after they've given him so much attention and energy. That's just the kind of person he is -- he seems to lack a sense of courtesy and genuine character.

I've always felt he's in this because it's like a game to him that he wants to win, and he wants to "show" Obama, his arch-enemy, that he can do just as well as Obama. I don't think he ever took it very seriously because he hasn't bothered to educate himself on the political process all these months. I think he went into it as a lark for attention and adulation, and now that his ego is pumped up, he'll find it easy to bow out and move on to seek another challenge without any concern for those he hurt and disappointed.
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